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: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, since obamacare implementation began on october 1, the president has spent much f his time talking about the malfunctioning website. however, i would remind the president of his own words several weeks ago. obamacare is more than just a website. the website was supposed to be the easy part. and the more people sign on to it, they will be made aware of the real problems with obamacare. in fact, when the millions of americans currently losing their health care plans try to log on will be, they met with drastically increased emiums, skyrocketing out-of-pocket cost, and reduced access to the doctors and hospitals they know. these problems are in direct contrast to the repeated promises made by the president. my constituents are rightly concerned with these broken promises and they are regularly contacting me and my office to voice their concerns. for instance, gillian in sparta, tennessee, wrote to me, and i quote, every year in the past my health care insurance has increased by small percentages. sometimes 5%, sometimes by 7%. this past week
as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launched on october 1, was designed to allow people to shop for insurance policies to provide medical coverage for millions of uninsured. problems host of emerge. insurers said many application forms were strewn with evers and others simply disappeared. website users complained of frequent outages. theck obama says most of bugs have been resolved, but yet the glitches has given fresh ammunition to the republican party as they take aim good >> it is not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. ca
is that obamacare is here to stay president obama urged americans to ignore republicans who the president says are routing for the affordable care abilit act to f. >> i have always said i will work with anybody to employment anemployment -- implement and improve this law effectively. >> deffectively. do you have good ideas in. bring them to me and let's go. it's part of a white house strategy to promote healthcare until december 23rd. mike viqueira was there at the president's speech and he joins us to the white house. >> we are not going back, john, that is what president obama said he was talking about the days before the affordable care ability when 41 million americans were uninsured. what the president was trying to do se essentially is saying we e not going back to the last two months. the president's website where folks go on the individual market place to get insurance has been a disaster. and the president now believes that they have turned -- that is what he was trying to do is get back on offense here. he has nervous democrats and look being ingandlooking at whae gube
this play book against obamacare the other day. they are not trying to work with us and try to address the issues. yes, there are problems. there is no denying that. let's work to fix them. we know what it looks like when they are fixed and looks like colorado and -- california and new york. >> reporter: kentucky, california, north carolina have their own state exchange websites which were also pretty slow when they first launched. as for the federal site the white house says enrollment jumped from 30-80%. white house still calling the site a work in progress. >> but you actually visited the site this morning, didn't you, what did you find? was it different and faster? >> it was faster because i logged on october 1st and that was pretty rough going that day and today it was definitely pretty quick. in fact, the true test i think that will happen here is for this repaired website is when there is maybe an on slot of people trying to enroll come before the december 23rd deadline so coverage can kick in on the 1st. >> thanks for joining us erica. parts of the country are getting hit with
has badly hurt obama's poll ratings. the problems besetting the affordable care act, a.k.a. obamacare, have been a boone for republicans. they now insist it's not the website that's faulty, but the law itself. obama says he will fight for the rest of his mandate, three years if need be, to make the law work. electoral uncertainty in the world's most dangerous country. honduras' top voting body says it will review the results of last month's presidential poll after a defeated candidate castro cried foul, calling protesters into the streets sunday and claiming the vote was rigged. the ruling national party's candidate, juan hernandez, won the november 24 poll by eight percentage points. castro is the wife of a former president whose ousting in 2009 precipitated months of turmoil. protesters in haiti continue to pile pressure on the president. thousands taking to the streets in multiple cities friday, calling for the president to step down, some bearing pictures of the previous president, aristide. they're also demanding an end to a claim there's interference by the must haitian affairs.
obamacare to help create jobs. if you look at what is happening here in washington and all of the headwinds and problems, the shutdown of the government it is really remarkable to see these numbers considering everything that was stacked against it. ut you are right, even as the economy improves, 3.6% growth in the gdp, and the white house is making the case things are good, they are not good enough, we need to extent those unemployment benefits that are set to run out now for more than a million beneficiaries. jay carney spoke to that. >> the news we have today reinforces that we need to address this problem and to extent those unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals, because this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to tell more than a million families across the country just a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. so we hope congress be address this challenge. >> again gridlock, there are many who are saying enough is enough. the economy is improving, we're not going to extent the benefits again >> we will find out soon, okay. mike viqueira live f
the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the healthcare law was working and reassure democrats his core supporters. part of this was a political rally that these problems are very nervous about how this is all going to shake out. the president didn't break any news. he didn't have any announcements but it's time to turn the page, turn the corner on all the problems over the past two months. let's listen. >> so, we just need people, now that we have the technology fixed we need you to go back, take a look at what is actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. >> a contrast that the president and the administration pointing out, you know from the outset when the healthcare launched six people were signed up, a well-known infamous figure at this point, a million people, the first full day where they have these glitches worked out, more than glitches, obviously, but a million people were successful in logging on to the website
for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> we talked about the snowy side of this, but the cold air side is dramatic. two days ago we had temperatures in the 40s. some of the highs in the next couple of days may not go above zero. with that, dramatic temperature changes between yesterday and today. denver, 30 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. and, of course, that is supporting the snow that we see across the region. >> the cold air is spreading to places th
theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility of because of the afford will care act, throw you off the plan because of a pre-existing condition. benefits that will kick in once the exchanges cake and will be long. we are focused on the care and m
will talk about did he sign on for obamacare? and scandal -- what does this say for not -- nigella lawson? and also the toronto mayor, tom ford? we are just getting started on this monday morning. ♪ >> it is deadline day for members of congress. they need to enroll under obamacare by the end of the day, are they risk losing their government subsidy. is with us, and also peter cook has more on as lawmakers are asked to enroll, some are having trouble. including john boehner. >> they have had some problems signing up for health care. they had to do it by the end of the day today. members of congress are facing the same technical glitches and sticker shock as they are retired -- required to drop their health care plans and sign up to the exchange. they would have to eat their own cooking. that is what has happened. the reality is that they do have more options. they can choose among the gold level plans. the government also picks up 75% of the premiums. lawmakers get into the online exchange for d.c., not that has spared them some p
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on obamacare? [laughter] too many questions. i had after used three -- i had to ask you three. . >> i need a couple hours. it is unraveling on its own effects. i was telling jonathan that i think it is not that government is inherently stupid, although that is a debatable point. [laughter] it is that they do not get the right senators. the business would be run this way because you would be run out of business immediately. we have put into law perverse incentives. insurance had cheap no longer can buy that. it is what they could afford and that is the only way they had it. i was one of them. i used to have family coverage for five people, for $5,000. a $5,000 deductible. in obamacare, you can have a higher detectable and still pay higher dollars because there is a mandate because intuit. the problem is the insurance company is never going to offer those policies again because they are told within a year if you delay it for year, then a year everyone will be forced to buy the new policies. which are more expensive. let's say you sell bread and you sell for a dollar a loaf, and they say, we'
. under obamacare, this arbitrary selection of 50, defining a large corporation, does not fit with the burial spirit. -- with the entrepreneurial spirit. do you think we should increase cost that of fte would trigger the affordable care act? andou believe 50 is too low we, as congress, should increase it to a number higher than 50. you need the facts and circumstances test on who has the today control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing happens beyond 50, it is 75, 150, the 30 hour rule, i believe increasing the number would alleviate the number of issues. it is a legislative fix. there would have to be a change to the statute itself. comeshink the challenge in that every industry cannot be put in the same box. of any the evaluation organization that tries to encapsulate multiple industries, there are always different materials for the industries. with a at an industry , iewhat mobile workforce think the costs are going to be significantly higher for the same number of employees, the same number of ftes, as it would for a larger workforce. >> thank you. >> yes, i
in terms of growing government is causing all this anguish. this is coupled with obamacare, which is a total nightmare. i premium has gone up. this is ridiculous. what is usually created is the new underclass, the educated poor. the man does not care about free enterprise. wants government in charge of everything. it is a different philosophy than a republican would have. that if romney were elected, we would be coming out of this by now. with all this government regulation and the government goes -- the government knows best and comes first, as sky has never worked hard. arrogant,most polarizing, racist president we have ever had. the only people making excuses for him are the morally weak and politically correct liberal white apologists and the plaque -- and the black racists in the name of political correctness. everyone else is realistic enough to see the frog has dissipated and this guy is a total fraud. he will go down as one of the worst presidents this country has ever had. he does not care about the pain the americans are going through. >> joe from new york, good morning.
on everything. we'll tell you how to know when you are getting a good deal. >> the relaunch of the obamacare web site. the administration said it is working find am but health insurers say, it's not. >> and amazon's drone delivery. a pr stunt or something that could happen? we're watching out for you tonight on the willis report. >> welcome to the willis report, your show, your mon
this and obamacare is terrible. and so those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, you know, is your stuff? they said who are you? i said actually i'm a academic. i'm a researcher and doing research on these organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guys about it. and i studied men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, a punch of them looked at me suspiciously and said asked me questions. and i just said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get. so but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. it's off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. "downward mobility: racial and gender-equality." on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men. sunday night on 9:00 on "after words." back -- part of booktv on c-span2. >>> president obama said today that income inequality is, quote, the defining challenge of our time. to close the growing gap between the rich and poor in america he called for increase in minimum wage.
at other rollout of obamacare, you understand that our underinvestment in technology in many cases cripples us. as we move toward common core. i was not one of the founders of the cob accept. but i will tell you this. i embrace it more more importantly my embraces of it. 72 fortunate of teachers embrace it. really only about 12% reject it. the teachers that studied it and thought about it and doing the preparatory work over the last intervening year since 2010 are getting it. and do believe that concentrating on fewer thing but going deeper concentrating on critical thinking is the right way go. i have to say additionally on this you have a legislative battle. you have a new legislative package. you have a new common core. you have a new evaluation system. indian people think they are drinking out of a fire host in connecticut. it's not easy. i think that has to be made clear. once we get through this. we're going to have a clear road of higher achievement in our schools. we'll get away from what i said earlier. the concept we simply have an obligation to distribute opportunity. and hold ou
and they argue that especially in light of demand put on them by obamacare, raising the minimum wage could cost jobs, cording to one study, nearly half a million jobs could be lost. and the lobbying group, union fact, simply says raising the minimum wage sun reasonable demand. listen. >> you can't just translate your need for more money on to every business and say, i've got three kids to feed. you need to pay me more. that is not how the compensation system works in this country. >> bottom line here for the most part it appears that most fast-food restaurants are conducting business as usual. it at appears only relative small number of fast-food workers have in fact walked off the job. thank you david lee miller. adam: charles payne has a few thoughts on the minimum wage strikes. charles, you have a different angle on how this is all playing out. >> well there are two things. i think the while movement itself is disingenuous to a large degree and misguided. irony we had a bunch news this week that is underscores this point. beginning of week, one of the news items, amazon using drones. that wi
to triple. >> even though private insurance companies are selling plans on the obamacare exchanges. doctors are ambivant as to whether they'll take the insurance. 44% of physicians plan on sitting out the first year. 33% are not sure if they'll participate. nationwide four in 10 physicians are still weighing their options. >> lower payments to first irnings, experts say is one way of making plan affordable. for patients that have insurance to pay doctors higher rates. they carry higher out of pocket costs, creating hurdles for the physicians. >> many insurance companies tell us they won't advice us of the deductible ahead of time so the doctor can't collect the deductible in advance. that means the doctor has to wait for the insurance company determination, has to bill the patient and hopes that the patients can pay us. >> that hope may not make financial sense when the drive to lower health care costs is putting pressure on the bottom line. >> the art world is converging on miami beach for an exhibit expected to attract 50,000. >> the snow is helping to put miami on the map as a global cul
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